Play on what the hell or WTF. Apparently coined by Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon character on the tv sitcom 30
Rock. Somewhat sarcastic poke at tv language censor dubbing where over-dubbed audio often uses lame alternatives the actual swear word. What the fuck you motherfucker would be dubbed “What the frick you motherlover?!?”
Dude1: I just heard Michael Jackson died, Farrah Fawcett died and China blocked Twitter and Facebook. Too much! I can’t believe it!
Dude2: Whao, what the what?!
What the What?: define #2
A term used to question a statement with unknown or surprising news
A: Did you know Justin Bieber’s hair is a wig?
What the What?: define #3
a term used to name an object of unknown substance
The globs in the milk are made of whatthewhat.